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'Captain America: The Winter Soldier': A Black and White Morality in a Politically Grey Time

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is inspired by paranoid political thrillers of the '70s, making it the most radical departure from the tried-and-true MCU formula up to that point.

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Summer of Same: July 2009

In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.

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Notorious

More fan companion piece than galvanizing cinema, this stands at a distance too respectful to get under anyone's skin.

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Biggie Gives Us One More Chance

Biggie Smalls' mythology hasn't afforded him a dreamy endgame à la Tupac or Elvis. Nobody imagines Biggie pulling the ultimate Machiavellian coup by making the world believe he's dead while he's secretly chillin' in Jamaica.

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Notorious

Notorious looks back on the day when hip-hop was coming into its seeming own, when telling stories was a way to make order from chaos, as well as money and, as Biggie saw it, mo problems.

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Eagle Eye

This might pretend to criticize our increasing reliance on technology, but it’s really just the setting for a big dumb movie.

Dan Heaton
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Eagle Eye

Where's Jamie Foxx when you need him?

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Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.

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'Half Nelson' Is Among the Best Films of 2006

Given its subject -- a drug-addicted teacher -- Half Nelson's success is certainly more surprising than that of the warmer, and more star-blessed, Little Miss Sunshine.

Shaun Huston
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The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006

For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.

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We Are Marshall (2006)

The film manages a complex range of feelings with a series of hackneyed characters, plot turns, and montages. Lots of montages.

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Crossover (2006)

Two best friends since childhood must come of age and in the process, redefine their friendship and save one another's necks.

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Half Nelson (2006)

In Half Nelson, Dan's (Ryan Gosling) take on history -- as concept and series of events -- has as much to do with his personal past as any ideological leanings. He sees history in motion, as ongoing questions.

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Freedomland (2006)

The new Samuel L. Jackson and Julianne Moore thriller is full of hauntings, institutional and personal.

Cynthia Fuchs
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She Hate Me (2004)

As the last bill appears -- a three dollar 'bogus' bill featuring George W. Bush's face -- Spike Lee laughs. 'Hopefully, by the time you're seeing this DVD, he'll be out!'"

Cynthia Fuchs
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Million Dollar Baby (2004)

With the peculiarly titled Million Dollar Baby, Clint Eastwood elicits yet another remarkable performance from a young actor.

Cynthia Fuchs
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She Hate Me (2004)

Spike Lee's She Hate Me begins with money.

Cynthia Fuchs
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